Plummer Named Defensive Player of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – In her final year at UCF, senior Konya Plummer was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year the league announced on Tuesday.

The St. Mary, Jamaica native led a solid back line for the Knights, starting 16 out of the 17 regular season matches for the Knights and playing 1,485 total minutes. In the 16 matches that Plummer appeared in, the UCF defensive unit allowed just seven goals for a 0.44 goals against average.

Konya Plummer was one of six Knights recognized by The American, also earning her first selection to the First Team All-Conference. Senior Zandy Soree and sophomore Kristen Scott earned Second Team All-Conference honors while Caroline DeLisle, Ally Gudorf, and Ellie Moreno picked up All-Rookie accolades.

Soree got a start in each of the nine games against conference foes during the 2019 slate, earning Second Team All-Conference. The senior scored three of her seven goals on the season in league play, accumulating seven points in conference matches.

Scott followed up an All-Rookie freshman campaign with an All-Conference sophomore season, earning Second Team honors. The Orlando native leads the Knights with eight goals and is tied for fourth in the league in goals scored.

Gudorf was one of three Knights named to The American All-Rookie Team. Gudorf became a nuisance for opposing teams as a forward for the Black and Gold and picked up two assists in the first round of The American Championship.

In net for UCF, redshirt freshman Caroline DeLisle was also named to the All-Rookie team. DeLisle played every minute in goal for the Knights during league play. DeLisle has made 21 saves and only allowed three goals to conference opponents, while not allowing more than a single goal in that stretch.

Winter Park, Fla. native Ellie Moreno was named to the All-Rookie team. Moreno played significant minutes up-top for the Knights in league play, and scored the game-winner against South Florida in the War on I-4 to end the regular season.

UCF earned the Team Fair Play Award after totaling 72 points (67 fouls, one yellow card, zero red cards) during conference play. The Fair Play Award is given to the team with the fewest accumulated fouls, yellow cards and red cards in league action (foul = one point, yellow card = five points, red card = 10 points).

For the full list of award winners, click here.

The third seed Knights continue play in The American Championship against second-seeded South Florida on Thursday in Memphis. The 5:30 p.m. contest will stream on the American Digital Network
The Knights are the only team in the conference to be a top-three seed at least six times since the league's inception in 2013.

For more information on the 2019 American Athletic Conference Championship, please visit the tournament central

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